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Wine Profile
  • Composition:   100% Cabernet
  • Vineyard:  Galleron Family
  • Appellation:   Napa Valley
  • Sub-Appellation:   Rutherford
  • Time in Oak: 23 Months
  • Type of Oak: 100% French
  • Vintage:   2004
  • Wine Alcohol:  14.2% by volume
  • 281 Cases Made
  • Price: $40.00 SOLD OUT!
 

2004 CABERNET SAUVIGNON,
GENERATION SERIES

The Vintage:

“The 2004 harvest was one of the earliest I can remember. A heat wave in early March forced budbreak and high temperatures continued throughout the summer. A hot spell in late August gave sugar levels a boost and we were ready to pick by September 10th. Despite the early harvest, fruit quality was great with plump berries and ripe flavors that have resulted in a very sexy, full-bodied wine with deep color and complex flavors.”—Gary Galleron, Winemaker

The Vineyard:

The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, Generation Series, was created from the historic Galleron Family Vineyards in Rutherford.  The vineyard has been family owned and farmed since 1918 when it was founded by French immigrants, Virgile and Angele Galleron.  The Galleron’s have been quality winegrowers in the Napa Valley for the past 93 years and continue to produce exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon under the direction of 3rd generation grower and winemaker, Gary Galleron.

The Wine:

This Cabernet is jam-packed with 100% valley floor fruit and a dash of Rutherford dust.  A burst of black fruit aromas entices the nose and leads the palate to sweet, ripe blackberry flavors laced with layers of cherry, berry, cassis, cedar wood and vanilla oak.  Sexy, ripe and replete, this Cabernet is ready to enjoy now but will continue to gain depth and complexity over time.

What The Critics Say...

GOLD MEDAL, 2004 Generation Series, Los Angeles International Wine Competition

EXCEPTIONAL, 2004 Generation Series, Dan Berger’s Vintage Experiences

92 POINTS, 2004 Generation Series, “Rich, ripe, elegant aromas waft from the glass. A classic Cab nose. Lots of ripe red fruits on the palate and the degree of ripeness of the fruit could be used as a textbook example of what to do/what to look for. Layers of integrated richness of wood and fruit and the alcohol is nicely balanced.” Jim White, napaman.com

"...exemplary and priced most fairly...2004 Galleron Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon ($40): A distinctive herb and cherry aroma with rich fruit and tannins; should stand up to steaks now and will reward cellaring for a few years." Dan Berger On Wine

"Galleron 2004 Generation Series--Very floral nose with lots of violet and rose. Plenty of red and black fruit in the mouth with a full, rich texture.” Santé Magazine, November 2007